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Revision as of 17:06, 14 February 2021

VTOL | Rank 5 USSR
Yak-38 Pack
This page is about the Soviet attacker Su-6 (AM-42). For other versions, see Su-6 (Family).
Su-6 (AM-42)
su-6_am42.png
GarageImage Su-6 (AM-42).jpg
Su-6 (AM-42)
AB RB SB
5.0 5.0 5.0
Research:46 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:150 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Su-6 (AM-42) is a rank IV Soviet attacker with a battle rating of 5.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.71 "New E.R.A.".

The Su-6 is a ground attack aircraft made with a bit of the IL-2 mindset, but with some improvements to manoeuvrability and speed, however lacking in some aspects like armour and the tail gunner. Despite the improvements, it is still not recommended to go for enemy planes as, unless it is a head-on, you will lose energy quickly and perish. The gunner can help deal with some opponents that stick to your tail, but it has only a 24° horizontal guidance, so it won't help in most cases. The armour is good at the back, but it won't stop much more than a 12.7 mm bullet. Everything is compensated by the wide array of payload options, even allowing you to change the NS-37 (37 mm) for a weaker but higher capacity and easier to aim VYa-23 (23 mm), which can still take out pillboxes and light tanks.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 3 000 m501 km/h
Turn time25 s
Max altitude6 000 m
EngineMikulin AM-42
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight6 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 3,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 478 459 6000 25.8 26.7 8.6 8.2 800
Upgraded 531 501 23.9 25.0 15.2 11.2

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
680 330 480 480 290 ~10 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 350 < 380 < 395 > 323

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural680 km/h
Gear330 km/h
  • 4 mm steel surrounding the engine
  • 4 mm steel on both sides of gunner
  • 6 mm steel behind propeller spinner
  • 6 mm steel behind wing oil cooling systems
  • 6 mm steel beneath fuel tank
  • 6 mm steel on both sides of pilot
  • 6 mm steel beside gunner's head
  • 6 mm steel directly in front of windshield
  • 6 mm steel above windshield
  • 10 mm steel between pilot and gunner
  • 10 mm steel in front of gunner*
  • 12 mm steel in front of gunner*
  • 64 mm bulletproof glass in front of pilot
  • 64 mm bulletproof glass in front of gunner*
  • Self-sealing fuel tank with neutral gas pressurization system underneath pilot

* (Note: the gunner is rear-facing)

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 280 → 3 046 Sl icon.png
RB4 300 → 5 744 Sl icon.png
SB3 800 → 5 076 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications45 800 Rp icon.png
88 100 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 400 Ge icon.png
Crew training43 000 Sl icon.png
Experts150 000 Sl icon.png
Aces820 Ge icon.png
Research Aces440 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
100 / 170 / 280 % Sl icon.png
160 / 160 / 160 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
1 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 100 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
1 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 100 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
1 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 500 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
1 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 500 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
shkas_belt_pack
Research:
1 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 100 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
ub_turret_belt_pack
Research:
1 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 100 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
DZ-40
Research:
1 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 100 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
shkas_new_gun
Research:
1 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 500 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mods weapon.png
shkas_new_gun
Research:
1 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 500 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mods turret gun.png
ub_turret_new_gun
Research:
1 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 500 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
RO-82
Research:
1 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 500 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
ns37_belt_pack
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods cannon.png
VYa-23 cannon
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods cannon.png
VYa-23 cannon
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
RO-132
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
RO-132
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods weapon.png
ns37_new_gun
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
vya_belt_pack
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow right 0.png
Mods weapon.png
vya_new_gun
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 12 x 37 mm NS-37 cannon
Ammunition90 rounds
Fire rate260 shots/min
Ammunition1 500 rounds
Fire rate1 800 shots/min

The Su-6 (AM-42) is armed with:

  • A choice between two presets:
    • 2 x 37 mm NS-37 cannons, wing-mounted (45 rpg = 90 total) + 2 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine guns, wing-mounted (750 rpg = 1,500 total)
    • 2 x 23 mm VYa-23 cannons, wing-mounted (120 rpg = 240 total) + 2 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine guns, wing-mounted (750 rpg = 1,500 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups11
List of setups
Setup 116 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bomb
Setup 26 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
Setup 34 x 100 kg FAB-100sv bomb
Setup 42 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb
4 x 100 kg FAB-100sv bomb
Setup 52 x 250 kg FAB-250sv bomb
Setup 66 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
10 x RS-82 rockets
Setup 76 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
10 x RBS-82 rockets
Setup 816 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bomb
10 x RS-82 rockets
Setup 916 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bomb
10 x RBS-82 rockets
Setup 1010 x RS-132 rockets
Setup 1110 x RBS-132 rockets
Main articles: RS-82, RBS-82, RS-132, RBS-132

The Su-6 (AM-42) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 16 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs (400 kg total)
  • 6 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs (300 kg total)
  • 4 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs (400 kg total)
  • 6 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs (600 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombs (500 kg total)
  • 6 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs + 10 x RS-82 rockets (300 kg total)
  • 6 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs + 10 x RBS-82 rockets (300 kg total)
  • 16 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs + 10 x RS-82 rockets (400 kg total)
  • 16 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs + 10 x RBS-82 rockets (400 kg total)
  • 10 x RS-132 rockets
  • 10 x RBS-132 rockets

Defensive armament

Turret12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun
Ammunition196 rounds
Fire rate1027 shots/min
Main article: Berezin UB (12.7 mm)

The Su-6 (AM-42) is defended by:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun, dorsal turret (196 rpg)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Well armoured
  • Powerful, multi-purpose canons to attack ground and air targets
  • Good short term manoeuvrability at moderate speeds
  • Gunner & pilot are very well protected
  • Good payload options, including 10 x RS/RBS-132 rockets

Cons:

  • Gunner has restrictive firing angles
  • Defensive armament doesn't keep up with the opposition offensive armament
  • Bad sustained turn rate
  • Bad climb-rate compared to fighters
  • Uncontrollable at high speeds and bad redline speeds
  • Engine overheats easily

History

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Media

Skins
Videos

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Sukhoi Design Bureau (Сухой Опытное конструкторское бюро)
Attackers  BB-1 · Su-2 MV-5 · Su-2 TSS-1 · Su-2 (M-82) · Su-6 · Su-6 (AM-42) · Su-6 (M-71F)
Jet fighters  Su-9 · Su-11 · Su-7B · Su-7BKL · Su-17M2

USSR strike aircraft
Su-2  BB-1 · Su-2 MV-5 · Su-2 TSS-1 · Su-2 (M-82)
Su-6  Su-6 · Su-6 (AM-42) · Su-6 (M-71F)
IL-2  IL-2 (1941) · IL-2 (1942) · IL-2M (1943) · IL-2M type 3 · IL-2M "Avenger" · IL-2-37 · IL-2 M-82
IL-10  IL-10 · IL-10 (1946)
Pe-3  Pe-3 (e) · Pe-3 · Pe-3bis
Tandem MAI  Tandem MAI
TIS MA  TIS MA
Yak-2  Yak-2 KABB